Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Yard sale and bake sale at Mt. Olivet

May 25th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 34 Prospect St., Shrewsbury, will hold a yard sale and bake sale Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lots of treasures to be found including household items, toys, holiday decorations, books, jewelry and much more. Delicious homemade baked goods available. No early birds please! The event takes place rain […]

Shrewsbury High baseball working towards strong finish

May 25th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Forgive the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) varsity baseball team for its penchant for disdain of the color purple. Not the 1985 Steven Spielberg movie of the same name but in this case the colors that adorn St. Peter-Marian High (SPM) uniforms and all team logo.

Catherine A. Burke, 88, of Shrewsbury

May 25th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Catherine A. “Kate” (McGurn) Burke, 88, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday May 23, 2017. Catherine was born in Worcester and raised in Shrewsbury, daughter of the late James A. and Catherine (McQuaid) McGurn. She graduated from Ascension High School in Worcester. Catherine leaves her husband and best friend of 62 years, Robert J. Burke; […]

Mattei named as sales and marketing director for Residence at Orchard Grove

May 24th, 2017

Shrewsbury – LCB Senior Living, LLC of The Residence at Orchard Grove, located at 258 Walnut St., Shrewsbury, has announced that Elizabeth Mattei has been named as its sales and marketing director. “I am so excited to now be opening Orchard Grove and working with local seniors to help them truly understand the many benefits […]

SYFS to offer free Youth Mental Health First Aid course

May 24th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The numbers are staggering: One in five children ages 12-18 have, or will have, a serious mental illness; four out of five children with a mental illness will go undiagnosed; and 50 percent of lifetime mental illnesses have an onset before age 14. Studies have shown that children with mood or anxiety disorders are nearly twice as likely to suffer from substance abuse.

Not every child who shows moodiness has a mental illness, of course. But too often, parents or others dismiss a situation as “just growing pains” or “typical teen behavior.” That, combined with a stigma that still surrounds the topic of mental illness, can result in many children not getting the support and services they so desperately need.

Spirit of Shrewsbury committee seeks volunteers for 2017 festival

May 24th, 2017

Shrewsbury – What if I told you that a new you can be achieved with a simple click of a button? And best of all, it’s free!

Shrewsbury police log, May 26 edition

May 24th, 2017

Shrewsbury Friday, May 12 8:44 a.m. South Quinsigamond. Accident with injury. 9:21 a.m. Arrested, Cynthia J. Pappas, 62, of 321 Plantation St., Apt. G1, Worcester, on warrant. 10:33 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Well-being check. 1:26 p.m. Gale/Maple Aves. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 3:46 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Disturbance. 5:22 p.m. Arrested, John Ferguson McLean, 24, of 18 […]

Shrewsbury approves capital budget, votes to relocate farmers market

May 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s Annual Town Meeting approved a capital budget of just over $1 million. The proposal was scaled down in scope due to the fiscal climate.

Town Manager Dan Morgado explained the process of elimination.

Shrewsbury Town Meeting votes down opposition to artificial turf and keeps the plastic bag ban

May 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s Annual Town Meeting reconvened for a second night May 17 with Article 13 which was brought forth by Town Meeting Member Brian Moss, representing Sustainable Shrewsbury, a grassroots advocacy organization. This non-binding resolution opposes the artificial turf that has already been approved by the School Committee and is slated to be installed at Shrewsbury High School. It was defeated with a standing vote.

Voters approve moratorium on marijuana

May 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury has joined a growing list of cities and towns that have adopted bylaws establishing temporary moratoriums prohibiting recreational marijuana establishments. Article 20 provides a bylaw to this effect for Shrewsbury and was adopted at Shrewsbury’s recent Annual Town Meeting.

Shrewsbury Town Planner Bernard Cahill provided explanation.

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